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Garam Masala

We absolutely LOVE this spice? This is the Ultimate Indian spice blend for digestive health!!

Garam Masala, pronounced gah-RAHM mah-SAH-lah, is a mix of ground, typically dry-roasted spices native to India. Garam is actually Indian for “warm” or “hot,” which is perfect since garam masala is known for creating a warmth both internally and externally. What is masala? Masala is Hindi for “spice.” It’s used to describe any of the various spice mixes used in Indian cuisine. In addition to India, this warm spice mix is also commonly used in Pakistan and other South Asian cuisines.

Garam Masala

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By: Dr. Josh Axe
Posted in: Spice blends
2 Dishes
Prep Time
2 minutes


  • 1 TBSP ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper



  1. Mix and grind all spices and herbs together.

  2. Garam masala should ideally be made in small patches to retain freshness. This recipe is a double batch, so you may want to cut it in half if you don't plan on using it again soon.

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Credit: Dr. Josh Axe